We are hiring voter registration canvassers

Since our launch in 2010, San Francisco Rising has developed into one of the most effective grassroots political alliance in San Francisco. We are excited to launch a new phase in our political work: voter registration.

Job Announcement: Voter Registration Canvasser

San Francisco Rising is an alliance of base-building organizations united to build the political power of working class communities of color in our city. This November’s election will be one of the most important elections of our time, with dozens of important local, state and national issues on the ballot.

Getting working class San Franciscans of color to the polls will be crucial to advancing our mission and ensuring they are registered to vote is the first step. We are currently seeking canvassers to register some of the 140,000 unregistered voters in San Francisco.


Canvassers will be responsible for registering San Francisco voters at high-density sites and events and by going door to door. Canvassers will help individuals successfully complete the voter registration process, ensure all data is submitted in a timely fashion and submit daily reports with completed voter registration cards.

Canvassers will register voters across San Francisco six hours per day, five days a week for four weeks beginning August 9 until the first weekend of September (9/3-9/4). Paid training and daily in-person meetings required.

IMPORTANT: To be hired as a canvasser, you MUST be able to work one weekend day per week, to be selected by the team leader.


  • Fluent English speaker with excellent communication skills
  • Physical ability to do lots of walking
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic and persuasive personality
  • Responsible and ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills required


  • Access to a dependable vehicle a plus (mileage reimbursement possible)
  • Languages spoken in addition to English: Spanish, Chinese or Tagalog
  • Previous elections campaign or canvassing experience
  • Knowledge of the work of San Francisco Rising or member organizations, experience in social justice or community work

COMPENSATION $16 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement if applicable.


Canvassers will be dispatched daily from 2145 Keith St, San Francisco, CA 94124 in the Bayview.


Please send the completed job application below to Chema Hernández Gil (chema@sfrising.org) with the subject ATTN: Voter Registration Canvasser. Selected candidates will be called in for interviews the first week of August to the address above.

PDF Application | MS Word Application

People of color, women, queer & gender nonconforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

San Francisco Rising is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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